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E is for Explore!: Me on the Map!

E is for Explore!: Me on the Map! | Primary Geography for the Australian Curriculum | Scoop.it
Great idea to help early years learners understand their 'place'...
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AC Geography key concepts Place, Space, Environment and Interconnection...all in a set of form cups! Love it...
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Seth Dixon's curator insight, March 24, 2014 11:19 AM

This is would be a nice craft to help younger students understand the concept of scale.  This adapts some of the ideas from the classic picture book "Me on the Map" by Joan Sweeney.  


Tags: scale, K12, location.

Hoolee Nan's curator insight, March 30, 2014 5:17 PM

A great way for children to explore countries, areas, positions on maps and get a grasp of their surroundings! Also a fun and interactive idea for the classroom.

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AC Geography key concepts Place, Space, Environment and Interconnection...all in a set of form cups! Love it...

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The Australian Curriculum v8.0 Geography Foundation to Year 10 Curriculum

The Australian Curriculum v8.0 Geography Foundation to Year 10 Curriculum | Primary Geography for the Australian Curriculum | Scoop.it

The Foundation - Year 10 Australian Curriculum: Geography aims to ensure that students develop:

- a sense of wonder, curiosity and respect about places, people, cultures and environments throughout the world

- a deep geographical knowledge of their own locality, Australia, the Asia region and the world

- the ability to think geographically, using geographical concepts

- the capacity to be competent, critical and creative users of geographical inquiry methods and skills

- as informed, responsible and active citizens who can contribute to the development of an environmentally and economically sustainable, and socially just world.

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Primary Industries Education Foundation

Primary Industries Education Foundation | Primary Geography for the Australian Curriculum | Scoop.it
The Primary Industries Education Foundation Australia (PIEFA) in conjunction with the Australian Government produced a series of educational resources for the Agriculture in Education Initiative to introduce young people to food and fibre production and primary industries in Australia.
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Integrated units for primary years planning - Design and Technology; Geography; Science; Maths; English and some links to History.

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School Kits - The Australian Made Campaign

School Kits - The Australian Made Campaign | Primary Geography for the Australian Curriculum | Scoop.it
Are you teaching or learning about Australian made and grown products? Check out the Australian Made Campaign lesson and activity ideas, handouts, background information, images and more. The school kits provide an overview of the Australian Made, Australian Grown Logo, how it is used and why it is a good idea to buy locally made and grown goods.
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Year 6 Geography, Science and English link here...

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Connecting with Asia through enquiry - Geographical Association - Journals

Connecting with Asia through enquiry - Geographical Association - Journals | Primary Geography for the Australian Curriculum | Scoop.it

Australia's engagement with Asia: A Project-Based Learning Approach. In this article, Maree explains how enquiry into life in Australia and Asia helped teachers to develop their expertise and successfully implement aspects of the new Australia Curriculum.

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Australia's engagement with Asia: A Project-Based Learning Approach. In this article, read how enquiry into life in Australia and Asia helped teachers to develop their expertise and successfully implement aspects of the new Australia Curriculum.

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E is for Explore!: Me on the Map!

E is for Explore!: Me on the Map! | Primary Geography for the Australian Curriculum | Scoop.it
Great idea to help early years learners understand their 'place'...
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AC Geography key concepts Place, Space, Environment and Interconnection...all in a set of form cups! Love it...
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Seth Dixon's curator insight, March 24, 2014 11:19 AM

This is would be a nice craft to help younger students understand the concept of scale.  This adapts some of the ideas from the classic picture book "Me on the Map" by Joan Sweeney.  


Tags: scale, K12, location.

Hoolee Nan's curator insight, March 30, 2014 5:17 PM

A great way for children to explore countries, areas, positions on maps and get a grasp of their surroundings! Also a fun and interactive idea for the classroom.

Jamie Mitchell's curator insight, March 8, 12:05 AM

AC Geography key concepts Place, Space, Environment and Interconnection...all in a set of form cups! Love it...

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In-Depth Analysis of 21 Disney Female Leads- Geography/Mathematics

In-Depth Analysis of 21 Disney Female Leads- Geography/Mathematics | Primary Geography for the Australian Curriculum | Scoop.it
And these are the magical things we discovered.
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Here's a interesting set of geographical data....Disney female characters! Mathematical data explored using geography and Disney animation...primary or secondary students (and teachers) will love this activity��

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Geography Skills Soar With Mystery Skype | Scholastic.com

Geography Skills Soar With Mystery Skype | Scholastic.com | Primary Geography for the Australian Curriculum | Scoop.it
If you have a webcam and an Internet connection, you can take part in Mystery Skype, virtual field trips around the country where students learn the geography, history, and culture of other regions from students just like them.
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Amazing worlds await you and your students to explore...take the ultimate 'field trip' with a @MysterySkype adventure...it's happening right now in classrooms around the world ������

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Jamie Mitchell's curator insight, March 8, 12:06 AM

Amazing worlds await you and your students to explore...take the ultimate 'field trip' with a @MysterySkype adventure...it's happening right now in classrooms around the world ������

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Nature Exploration Table - The Imagination Tree

Nature Exploration Table - The Imagination Tree | Primary Geography for the Australian Curriculum | Scoop.it

Set up an interactive nature exploration table for children to explore and examine natural elements at first hand. Coupled with some nature journals it becomes a great way to introduce some simple science exploration into the home or classroom with a dedicated area for observation and learning.

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Great AC Geography F-2 activity to explore the concept of 'place'...

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The world's most amazing football pitches – in pictures

The world's most amazing football pitches – in pictures | Primary Geography for the Australian Curriculum | Scoop.it
As the kickoff for the World Cup fast approaches, we track down the strangest, remotest and most striking pitches in the world, from Tajikistan to Morocco and Greenland
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Great images to do a 'visible thinking' activity for a Geography inquiry...

What do you see?

What are you thinking?

What are you wondering?

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The Language of Maps Kids Should Know

The Language of Maps Kids Should Know | Primary Geography for the Australian Curriculum | Scoop.it
“ The vocabulary and concepts of maps kids should learn to enhance their map-skills & geography awareness. Concise definitions with clear illustrations.”
Via Nicoletta, Catherine Smyth
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Fabulous list in alphabetical order...
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Fabulous list in alphabetical order...

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Introducing Mapping Skills Lesson Plan – Year 2/3/4 - Australian Curriculum Lessons

Introducing Mapping Skills Lesson Plan – Year 2/3/4 - Australian Curriculum Lessons | Primary Geography for the Australian Curriculum | Scoop.it
Summary of Lesson Plan: This lesson introduces students to mapping skills using a grid reference to locate places and position on a map.
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2014 Winter Games Word Wall Posters

2014 Winter Games Word Wall Posters | Primary Geography for the Australian Curriculum | Scoop.it
Winter Olympics Word Wall Posters and vocabulary cards It's almost time for the 2014 Winter Olympics! Your Winter Olympics posters are full page posters that
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Enjoy the Winter Games and find out about Russia...

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Travel the World from Your Classroom: Free iPad Apps for Virtual Field Trips

Travel the World from Your Classroom: Free iPad Apps for Virtual Field Trips | Primary Geography for the Australian Curriculum | Scoop.it
Not every school has the resources necessary to take their students on an airplane . . . or spaceship. The iPad can bring the world to your students' fingertips in ways never before possible. Many na
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Investigating places all over the world...similar and different to my place! Need a passport? Check out the Australian passport template also on this Scoop it site...��

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Five Projects to Juice Up Geography | Scholastic.com

Five Projects to Juice Up Geography | Scholastic.com | Primary Geography for the Australian Curriculum | Scoop.it
Geography doesn’t have to be boring or banished. Here are five fun, hands-on projects that will have your students begging for more geography.
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Love every one of these hands-on, visual geography activities...it's so exciting to be able to open your classroom to the world!
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Australian Curriculum Geography

Australian Curriculum Geography | Primary Geography for the Australian Curriculum | Scoop.it
General ideas for teaching primary school geography concepts within the Australian Curriculum. Includes ideas for teaching from foundation to Year 7 on each strand. People live in places, places have distinctive features, people are connected in many ways, places are both similar and different, a diverse and connected world, factors that shape the human and environmental characteristics of place and the Earth’s environment sustains all life.
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Great range of ideas here for primary teachers to explore.

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DSchinks's curator insight, November 2, 2015 5:32 PM

many great ideas for Geography at all year levels

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Great range of ideas here for primary teachers to explore.

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IB-PYP: Maps - Gathering prior knowledge: Show me the way to your home from school. What did I learn? I should have known more about this student!

IB-PYP: Maps - Gathering prior knowledge: Show me the way to your home from school. What did I learn? I should have known more about this student! | Primary Geography for the Australian Curriculum | Scoop.it
We're learning about maps so I asked my students to show their way home from school. They could choose how they would show their journey. One of my students started drawing.... What did I learn? I ...
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Incredible geographical thinking by this seven year old student...it's all about the QUESTIONING and how we as teachers can engage our students in their learning...just brilliant!

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Incredible geographical thinking by this seven year old student...it's all about the QUESTIONING and how we as teachers can engage our students in their learning...just brilliant!

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Take A Mouth-Watering Tour Of School Lunches From Around The World

Take A Mouth-Watering Tour Of School Lunches From Around The World | Primary Geography for the Australian Curriculum | Scoop.it
Eating at the school cafeteria could've been amazing if you grew up almost anywhere but the U.S.
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Take a facinating journey around the world...through the lens of school lunches. A great classroom activity about food security, the availability of fresh produce and an important message about eating what's in season.

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Adorable 4-Year-Old Geography Expert

This pint-sized geography whiz helped Ellen get ready for her trip to Australia! You won't believe how much he knows about the world.

Via Grace Dunsdon
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Amazing little Geography Geek...and look out at the end as Ellen gives him a gift. Priceless :-)

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"My Place in the World:" Kids Geography Project

"My Place in the World:" Kids Geography Project | Primary Geography for the Australian Curriculum | Scoop.it
This simple project with help teach kids geography and increase their global awareness as they begin to grasp their city, state, country, and continent.
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So many links to AC Geography here...also Global Education and Intercultural Understanding.

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So many links to AC Geography here...also Global Education and Intercultural Understanding.

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Global Adventures

Global Adventures | Primary Geography for the Australian Curriculum | Scoop.it

this adventure Starts with you Learn More...

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Take your class on the ultimate field trip and join 55,000 students from 1,200 schools on a global adventure. 

So many opportunities here to explore beyond Geography with Intercultural  Understanding and Critical thinking...active, informed global citizens ��

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Promote Reading, Writing, and Patience With an Old Fashioned Penpal

Promote Reading, Writing, and Patience With an Old Fashioned Penpal | Primary Geography for the Australian Curriculum | Scoop.it
A long-term project like writing to a penpal is a great way to consistently work on reading and writing.
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Letter-writing, addressing an envelope and checking the letterbox...did you have a Penpal? Perhaps add a @SkypeClassroom hook-up for a 21st Century twist...
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Maree Whiteley's curator insight, June 19, 2014 6:24 PM

A great Human Geography activity...so many cross-curricula opportunities for Reading, Writing and even ICT if you combine a visit via @SkypeClassroom...

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A great Human Geography activity...so many cross-curricula opportunities for Reading, Writing and even ICT if you combine a visit via @SkypeClassroom...

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Neighbours: A diverse and connected world | Global Words

Neighbours: A diverse and connected world | Global Words | Primary Geography for the Australian Curriculum | Scoop.it

This unit takes a global view of geography and the ways that language is used to inform and persuade.

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Another great unit from PETAA and World Vision linking AC English, AC Geography, Intercultural Understanding and Asia.

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Maree Whiteley's curator insight, May 17, 2014 12:14 PM
Another fabulous collaboration between PETAA and World Vision to bring AC English, AC Geography and Intercultural Understanding together.
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Another great unit from PETAA and World Vision linking AC English, AC Geography, Intercultural Understanding and Asia.

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National Geographic Young Explorer (Student Magazine) - April 2013

National Geographic Young Explorer (Student Magazine) - April 2013 | Primary Geography for the Australian Curriculum | Scoop.it
Free online interactive Young Explorer magazine for Pre-primary and Year 1.
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Free AND interactive...thanks National Geographic��
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Free AND interactive...thanks National Geographic��

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Geogaction

Geogaction | Primary Geography for the Australian Curriculum | Scoop.it

The purpose of this blog is to provide a resource for teachers interested in engaging with professional learning in geography. This blog aims to be a repository of professional learning activities, presentations, resources and discussions to support the introduction of high quality geographical teaching and learning

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Great to see so many primary teachers here today #GAWA_PL

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Maree Whiteley's curator insight, February 21, 2014 8:19 PM

Today's GAWA PL can be found here...

Sarah McGill's curator insight, March 15, 2014 6:43 AM

Excellent Resource for Geography!!!

 

Patrick Howlett's curator insight, April 12, 6:27 AM
Having a sound knowledge of geography skills and tools is essential as well as understanding how to teach them. This Geoaction blog can provide a fantastic launch-pad for teachers wishing to extend their own professional understanding of geography before stepping into the classroom. 

Some of the topics/resources accessible through this blog: 
-Inquiry Based Learning -Literacy 
-Fieldwork 
-Integrating Technology/ICT 

 This blog also has a wealth of links to other primary Geography teaching resources such as scoop.it sites, games, lesson plans as well as other links to further blogs and resource sites. 

 The introduction of the new Geography K-10 syllabus, combined with the need to meet the requirements as set out in the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers could potentially place a great amount of stress on teachers of all experience levels when it comes to delivering rich and appropriate content for their classroom. 

Rae Carlson (2016) notes that a key component of effective teaching is enthusiasm and appreciation of the content form the teacher. A great way to promote this is through confidence in your own knowledge and understanding of the discipline.

Carlson, R. (2016) Lecture Slides - EDMT5534, University of Sydney
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The Out of Eden Walk: An Experiential Learning Journey from the Virtual to the Real

The Out of Eden Walk: An Experiential Learning Journey from the Virtual to the Real | Primary Geography for the Australian Curriculum | Scoop.it
Ready for the journey of a lifetime? It will require stamina and creativity, so pack only the essentials: comfortable shoes, paper and pencil, and -- more importantly -- curiosity, empathy, patience,
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"A journey of a thousand miles begins with just one step" Lao-Tzu.
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Australian Passport Template - Kids can go anywhere! - Australian Curriculum Lessons

Australian Passport Template - Kids can go anywhere! - Australian Curriculum Lessons | Primary Geography for the Australian Curriculum | Scoop.it
Summary: This document can be used to provide students with their very own Australian Passport. It can be used to support many learning areas and activities within the classroom.
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Great resource for Australia Day activities and/or travel/intercultural discussions...
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Hoolee Nan's curator insight, March 30, 2014 5:18 PM

A good template for hosting geography related games! Looks so real!

Irene Ovchinnikov's curator insight, July 25, 2014 12:23 AM

A template of an Australian passport which can be used for visiting famous landmarks etc.